July 16, 2024

“I received with shock, the news of the explosion which occurred at Dejo Oyelese street, Old Bódìjà, with widespread impact across Bódìjà and environs.

This unfortunate occurrence has led to avoidable loss of lives, leaving many injured and displaced.

The immediate response of the Governor is noteworthy and very commendable, haven provided immediate succour to the injured and displaced, and a pledge to assist them in rebuilding their lives.

I equally commend the first responders, rescue workers and volunteers as well as the medical personnel who have worked round the clock to mitigate the effect of this sad incident.

I call on the security agencies to do a thorough investigation of the immediate and remote causes of the incident, to avoid a reoccurrence anywhere in our dear state.

In this moment of grief, I pray for the repose of the souls of the dead, as well as quick recovery for the injured. May the Lord comfort and strengthen every family affected by this distressful occurrence.”

Mogaji Joseph Olasunkanmi Tegbe

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